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Letters from observatories, 1878 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/153

Scope and Contents

Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, the foundation of new observatories in Jamaica and Japan, requests for instruments for New Zealand, and reports from various centres. The correspondents include C.P. Smyth, R. Herbert, L. Mallet, W.H.M. Christie, Sir D. Gill, C. Pritchard, N.R. Pogson, E.J. Stone, A.E.B. Mouchez, the Earl of Rosse, O. Struve and E.B. Baillaud. There are also reports from the Edinburgh, Colaba, Oxford University and Strasbourg observatories; an engraving of St Benedicts Monastery, Fort William; a description of High Bebington Observatory, Cheshire; an article in 'The Oxford University Gazette'; and a piece on the work performed by the Astronomer Royal.


  • Creation: 1878 - 1879


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